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Increasing text size

If you have problems reading the text of our website you might find it easier to read if you increase its size.

There are a number of ways that you can adjust the size of the text displayed (either to increase or decrease its size). These depend on your browser and the platform you are using.

Scroll Wheel Mouse Method

If you have access to a scroll wheel mouse, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and scroll the wheel. This will adjust the text size on most platforms and browsers. Scrolling up will increase the text size, and scrolling down will decrease the text size. If you are not able to use a scroll wheel mouse in this way, or if you wish to make a permanent change to your text size, then you will have to use the browser specific methods detailed below.

Browser Specific Methods

Depending on the browser you are using there are other ways you can change the size of the text that you view websites. Simply follow the appropriate instructions listed below.

Internet Explorer (5.0+)

Select Text Size from the View menu, and choose a different text size.

Mozilla Firefox (1.0+)

Select Text Size from the View menu, and choose increase, decrease or normal as appropriate.

Netscape Navigator (7.0+)

Select Text Zoom from the View menu, and change the Zoom Percentage accordingly. Note that this only increases the size of text and not images.

Opera (8.0+)

You can zoom the entire page adjusting the size of images as well as text by selecting Zoom from the View menu and then altering the percentage zoom to suit.

Or you could choose a different style mode such as "accessibility mode" by selecting View and then changing the preferred Style.

Or you can adjust the minimum font size that Opera will allow by selecting Tools, then Preferences, selecting the Advanced tab, clicking on Fonts and then changing the pixel value for Minimum Font Size.


If your browser does not appear in the above list, look under 'View' on your web browser's menu or refer to the help documentation.


You can also use the following plug-in to make it easier to resize the text on a given page.

Mozilla Firefox plugins

Text size toolbar by Patrick Lauke, this adds text size buttons to the Firefox toolbar.